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A construction worker buried alive for two hours in Ningbo, China, survived by meditating and slowing his breathing. Wang Jianxin, a buddhist, should have died within five minutes, reports the U.K. paper the Mirror.
“I knew the air wouldn’t last, so I made myself relax and concentrated on my breathing by meditation,” says Jianxin. “It was very still and quiet down there. I was surprised at how easy it was to focus my mind and achieve inner calm, even though I believed I was facing death.”
Do you know anyone who has overcome a grave situation via meditation?